Goal 1: Create a Compact Urban Areahttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/PublishingImages/bg10.jpg, Banner 1 http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/PublishingImages/bg10.jpgGoal 1: Create a Compact Urban Area<div class="ExternalClass0E3A346B28194081877A091BB434FE2C"><p>As British Columbia’s largest and fastest growing metropolitan area, Metro 2040 helps direct growth so that our population is concentrated in a network of compact communities with access to a range of housing choices, employment, amenities and services. Compact, transit-oriented development patterns help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, and support both the efficient use of land and an efficient transportation network.</p></div>#999999rgba(71,152,180, 1)

The Goal

Make sure growth and development happens in the right places to use our limited land base efficiently while protecting important lands for future generations.

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How are we doing

Strategy 1.1

Contain Development

Since 2011, ninety-nine percent of the region’s development occurred within the Urban Containment Boundary, helping to protect important lands and reduce utility costs.

Strategy 1.2

Grow in the Right Places

Much of the region’s growth has occurred in Urban Centres and areas with transit services, creating complete communities and reducing transit infrastructure costs.

Strategy 1.3

Protect Rural Landscapes

Minimal growth has occurred in the region’s rural areas, reducing utility expansion costs and reinforcing the Urban Containment Boundary.



PopulationPopulationin 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more2,593,187Observingresidents
EmploymentEmploymentin 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more1,342,181Observingjobs
HousingHousingin 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more1,000,535Observingdwelling units
Contain SprawlContain Sprawlis within Urban Containment Boundaryhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/urban-containment/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more98%On trackof growth
Urban CentresUrban Centresin the region in 2018http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more26ObservingUrban Centres
Frequent Transit Development Areas (FTDAs)Frequent Transit Development Areas (FTDAs)in the region 2018http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more16On trackFTDAs
Growth in Centres Growth in Centres was in Urban Centres in 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more43%On trackof growth
Population in Urban Centres & FTDAsPopulation in Urban Centres & FTDAsin Urban Centres and FTDAs in 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more573,896On trackresidents
Growth on Rural LandsGrowth on Rural Landsin Rural designation in 2015http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/protect-rural/rural-development/, Learn more0.6%On trackdwelling units
Housing on Rural LandsHousing on Rural Landsin Rural designation in 2015http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/protect-rural/rural-development/, Learn more6,065On trackdwelling units
Remaining Urban LandsRemaining Urban LandsRemain for development in 2017http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/remaining-urban/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more10%Observingof General Urban lands
Remaining Urban Lands DevelopedRemaining Urban Lands Developedof the lands were developed between 2011 and 2017http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/remaining-urban/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more740On trackhectares

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